Haris Rauf considering withdrawing from international cricket following criticism. Rauf, Pakistan’s fast bowler, claimed that he considered resigning from international cricket after receiving criticism for missing the Test series against Australia.
Haris Rauf, Pakistan’s fast bowler, recently revealed that he considered quitting from international cricket. After receiving criticism for opting out of the Test series against Australia in December 2023. The 30-year-old said he was discouraged by the vitriol he receive, but he change his mind after receiving counsel from family and friends.
Notably, Rauf withdrew from the just finished three-match Test series against Australia. After conversations with chief selector Wahab Riaz and team director Mohammad Hafeez. Riaz even said that the speedster had previously indicate his intention to participate in the series but later reversed his choice.
However, some accounts indicate that he never committed to playing in the series. Rauf claimed workload management as the reason for missing the all-important tour. He is currently playing for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League 2023-24 season.
During the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, the speedster express worries about his workload to former head coach Mickey Arthur. The right-arm seamer had a terrible season, becoming the most expensive bowler in the cricket spectacular. Allowing 533 runs from nine innings and picking 16 wickets at an average of 33.31 and an economy of 6.74.
Haris Rauf suffered an injury in his only Test
During the competition, Rauf advised Arthur that his body would be unable to sustain. The hard burden of bowling in three Tests due to his previous experience with injuries while playing the longest format. Notably, the quick bowler injure after only 13 overs in his career’s lone Test against England in December 2022.
Hence, he was reluctant to play the Australia series, despite being convince by Arthur. Meanwhile, in the Big Bash League 2023-24, Rauf has played four matches and taken six wickets with an average of 16 and an economy of 8.